Spotify: News

Spotify is a digital music service through which one can listen to songs and podcasts for free. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, it was founded in 2006, but launched two years later. Currently one can access some over 50 million tracks on this international media services provider. To note, Spotify is a freemium service, which means basic features that come with automatic music videos or ads will not cost one anything. Meanwhile, one can get additional ones - offline listening and commercial-free listening – via paid subscriptions. It can be played on most devices, like Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, and iOS, and Android smartphones and tablets. Established by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Spotify currently has 286 million subscribers, with 13 million paying for it.

23 May 2024

Technology

Spotify introduces new custom typeface to enhance visual identity

Spotify has unveiled a significant visual update with the launch of its unique typeface, named Spotify Mix.

06 May 2024

YouTube

AI revives stroke-silenced Randy Travis's voice for new song

Country music legend Randy Travis, who suffered a stroke in 2013 impairing his singing ability, has made a triumphant return to the music scene.

03 May 2024

Technology

Spotify is quietly locking lyrics behind paywall

Spotify, the globally recognized music streaming service, has quietly moved its lyrics feature to its premium subscription.

24 Apr 2024

Business

Spotify's quarterly profit exceeds €1B for first time, shares surge

Spotify, the globally popular music streaming platform, experienced a significant surge in its shares by up to 16% on Tuesday.

20 Apr 2024

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department' surpasses 200M streams on Spotify

With each release, Taylor Swift proves she's truly hitting the high notes.

17 Apr 2024

Amazon

Amazon Music introduces AI-driven playlist feature, Maestro

Amazon Music has launched an innovative AI-driven playlist feature called Maestro.

12 Apr 2024

TikTok

Spotify working on remix facility to rival TikTok's fast-paced tracks

Spotify, the music streaming giant, is reportedly developing a remix feature inspired by the trend of fast-paced tracks on TikTok.

12 Apr 2024

Google

Spotify partners with Substack to expand podcast content

Following Google's discontinuation of its dedicated Podcasts app, Spotify has announced a partnership with Substack.

08 Apr 2024

Android

Spotify now lets you build AI playlists with text prompts

Spotify, the globally recognized music streaming platform, has announced a new feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate personalized playlists.

05 Apr 2024

United Kingdom

Spotify appoints Christian Luiga as its new CFO

Spotify has announced the appointment of Christian Luiga as its new chief financial officer.

31 Mar 2024

Instagram

Instagram's 'Blend' feature recommends Reels for you and your bestie

Instagram is currently developing a new feature called "Blend," aimed at creating a private feed of recommended Reels for users and their friends.

25 Mar 2024

United Kingdom

Spotify exploring e-learning opportunities in UK: Check courses and fees

Spotify is branching out into e-learning by piloting freemium video courses in the UK.

22 Mar 2024

Spotify Premium

Spotify unveils desktop miniplayer for Premium subscribers: How to use

Spotify has introduced an exciting update, the Spotify Desktop Miniplayer, on its desktop application.

15 Mar 2024

Apple

Spotify accuses Apple of delaying app updates in the EU

Spotify has accused Apple of delaying updates to its iPhone app in the European Union, according to an email sent by the company to the European Commission, The Verge has reported.

13 Mar 2024

Music Industry

Neil Young announces return to Spotify; reveals reason

Canadian-American singer-songwriter Neil Young has revealed that his music will be back on Spotify after a two-year absence.

13 Mar 2024

Technology

Spotify introduces music videos for Premium subscribers in 11 countries

Spotify, the popular music streaming platform, has introduced a new feature that allows users to watch music videos on the mobile, desktop, and TV apps.

13 Mar 2024

Technology

Tips to improve your Spotify experience with keyboard shortcuts

Spotify has transformed our music listening habits, providing an extensive array of songs and podcasts easily accessible.

06 Mar 2024

Apple

Spotify to display subscription pricing in its EU app

Spotify is changing its tune in the European Union by opting not to offer in-app purchases.

06 Mar 2024

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is ruling Spotify's two billion club

Dua Lipa has achieved a milestone by becoming the first female artist to have four songs surpass two billion streams on Spotify.

04 Mar 2024

Apple

Apple fined $2 billion by EU antitrust regulators: Here's why

Apple has been fined €1.84 billion (around $2 billion) by the European Union (EU) antitrust regulators due to its App Store policies, following a complaint by Spotify.

02 Mar 2024

Spotify Premium

Spotify introduces standalone audiobook subscription tier: Should you purchase

Spotify has introduced a new subscription tier called Audiobooks Access, targeting users who love listening to audiobooks.

01 Mar 2024

Spotify India

Spotify's new 'Song Psychic' feature answers user queries with music

Spotify has launched an amusing new feature called Song Psychic, which lets users ask questions and receive answers through music.

01 Mar 2024

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber's birthday: Pop star's most popular tracks on Spotify

Justin Bieber has left an indelible mark on the music industry with his chart-topping hits and a career that began at the remarkably young age of 13.

19 Feb 2024

Apple

Apple may face €500 million fine over Spotify's antitrust complaint

Apple may face a hefty €500 million (around Rs. 4,472 crore) fine as a result of an EU investigation into Spotify's antitrust complaint filed in 2019, according to the Financial Times.

14 Feb 2024

Meghan Markle

All we know about Meghan Markle's new podcast deal

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is teaming up with Lemonada Media for an exciting podcast project.

06 Feb 2024

Apple

Spotify has 600M monthly active users, including 236M premium subscribers

Spotify has announced that it now has over 600 million monthly active users and 236 million paid subscribers.

06 Feb 2024

Lifestyle

Spotify tattoos: Everything to know about this social media trend

Spotify tattoos have become a popular trend on social media platforms like TikTok, allowing users to access their favorite songs instantly by tattooing the unique Spotify code associated with the song.

02 Feb 2024

Dua Lipa

Spotify users complaining of explicit lyrics even after blocking

Spotify users have noticed that explicit lyrics continue to appear on the platform even after blocking explicit content.

08 Dec 2023

Nicki Minaj

'Super Bass' to 'Super Freaky Girl': Nicki Minaj's best songs

Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, the 41-year-old rapper, singer, and songwriter Nicki Minaj has left an indelible mark on the music industry.

04 Dec 2023

Business

Spotify fires 1,500 employees in third layoff round this year

Music streaming giant Spotify said in an email to employees on Monday that it will reduce its total headcount by around 17% across the company.

30 Nov 2023

TikTok

TikTok rolls out artist accounts to boost fan engagement

TikTok is stepping up its game for musicians by launching artist accounts, packed with features to boost fan engagement and make it easier for fans to discover new music.

30 Nov 2023

Taylor Swift

Spotify implements quirky features exclusively for Taylor Swift songs

It's Taylor Swift's world and we are just living in it!

29 Nov 2023

Apple Music

Spotify Wrapped 2023 offers 'Sound Town' facility: How it works

Spotify has unveiled its Wrapped 2023, giving users a rundown of their top artists, podcasts, and songs for the year.

21 Nov 2023

Google

Spotify's deal with Google lets it skip Play Store fees

Google allegedly made a unique arrangement with Spotify, allowing the music streaming platform to avoid Play Store fees.

16 Nov 2023

Google Cloud

Spotify to use Google AI to improve podcast, audiobook recommendations

Spotify has teamed up with Google Cloud to improve content discovery and to provide tailored recommendations for finding podcasts and audiobooks. It will employ large language models (LLMs) to identify a user's listening patterns.

24 Oct 2023

Spotify Premium

Spotify records 'stellar' quarter with a profit of $69 million

Spotify has announced a 3% quarterly rise in Premium subscribers, reaching 226 million, and a 4% growth in monthly active users (MAUs), totaling 574 million as of September 30.

16 Oct 2023

Technology

Spotify introduces personalized in-app merch hub: How it works

Popular streaming platform Spotify has launched an in-app Merch Hub, a one-stop shop that lets you purchase personalized artist merchandise based on your listening preferences.

09 Oct 2023

Technology

Spotify's free users in India lose access to key features 

Popular music streaming service Spotify is rolling out new restrictions for its free users in India, hoping to boost paid subscriptions.

04 Oct 2023

Spotify Premium

Spotify Premium users get free access to over 150,000 audiobooks

Spotify has announced that Premium subscribers can now enjoy over 150,000 audiobooks at no additional cost.

02 Oct 2023

Jungkook

BTS's Jungkook drops '3D: The Remixes': Exploring single's record-breaking feats

BTS member Jungkook's fans are overjoyed as the vocalist dropped a remix album titled 3D: The Remixes on Monday.

29 Sep 2023

Spotify Premium

Spotify adds auto-generated transcripts for podcasts: How to use

Spotify is rolling out a new feature that offers auto-generated transcripts for podcasts, letting users read along while they listen.

26 Sep 2023

Spotify Premium

Spotify's new 'Jam' lets friends collaborate on playlists in real-time

Spotify has introduced a new feature called "Jam." With Jam, friends can create and listen to a playlist together in real-time.

25 Sep 2023

OpenAI

Spotify's AI-powered voice translation will let podcasters reach more people

Spotify is testing an innovative AI-powered voice translation feature, which will allow podcasters to reproduce their content in other languages using their own voice, thereby allowing them to reach a wider audience.

12 Sep 2023

Business

Spotify CEO says 30-second trick will not boost royalties

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has refuted claims that users can manipulate the platform's royalty payment structure by listening to a 30-second track on a loop.

22 Aug 2023

Rihanna

5 most impressive records set by Rihanna

Rihanna, the Barbadian singer, rose to fame in 2005 and has been unstoppable since then.

Spotify's AI DJ goes global: Now available in 50 countries

Spotify's AI guide, DJ, has expanded to 50 markets globally, across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

06 Aug 2023

Prince Harry

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to turn best-selling novel into film

After Spotify dropped their Archetypes podcast in June, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have now decided to embark on a new venture with Netflix.

28 Jul 2023

K-Pop

BTS Jungkook's 'Seven' crosses 200M streams on Spotify; creates record

BTS's Jungkook made his solo debut with Seven and it was nothing short of a bang!

How Spotify will leverage AI to offer personalized experience

Streaming giant Spotify has been one of the first major companies to jump on the artificial intelligence (AI) bandwagon. It did that with the AI DJ.

21 Jul 2023

K-Pop

K-pop: NewJeans releases new music video titled 'ETA'

It's a sorted weekend for K-pop stans!

12 Jul 2023

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik speaks about being 'mysterious' in new interview

Zayn Malik is one of the most influential pop stars of the last decade. With the uber-popular band One Direction, the musician rose to fame. Over the years, he has been labeled with many terms for his quiet demeanor.

11 Jul 2023

Music Industry

'Speak Now (Taylor's Version)' creates Spotify record

Taylor Swift is currently synonymous with "shattering records"!

06 Jul 2023

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's eponymous album crosses 1B Spotify streams; record created

Swifties, it's time for you to rise and hail the "Queen of Spotify!"

03 Jul 2023

BTS

BTS's V to release debut album: Singer's impressive music evolution

The members of the renowned K-pop group BTS are taking the world by storm with their solo endeavors.

22 Jun 2023

Meghan Markle

Now Prince Harry-Meghan Markle face trademark issues with 'Archetypes'

It was only last week that reports suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's much-talked-about Archetypes podcast won't be returning to Spotify after Season 1.

20 Jun 2023

Technology

Spotify's 'Supremium' tier with HiFi audio may come this year

Spotify announced a new tier dubbed 'HiFi' at the Stream On event in 2021. It's been two years since then, and the company is yet to launch the ultra-premium tier.

16 Jun 2023

British Royal Family

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle's 'Archetypes' won't return to Spotify for S02

The British Royal Family has always been in the limelight for various reasons. In recent history, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the ones who have been vocal about the ill-treatment meted out to them by the family.

12 Jun 2023

Dua Lipa

Spotify record: 'Dua Lipa' crosses 11B streams

Dua Lipa is one of the most known faces globally and the pop star is known for her sassy style and catchy music. The English-Albanian singer has been smashing records ever since and now her debut album titled Dua Lipa has become the first album by a female artist to surpass 11 billion streams on Spotify.

09 Jun 2023

Technology

Spotify may soon launch 'offline mix' music streaming feature

Spotify is testing a new feature, dubbed "Your Offline Mix," that will let you listen to music on the go even if you are not connected to the internet.

06 Jun 2023

Books

Gates reveals his summer 2023 gems: Books, songs, and show

Breaking from tradition, Bill Gates, the world's fourth-richest man, is shaking things up this year.

02 Jun 2023

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift 'Midnights' crosses 5B Spotify streams; creates record

Taylor Swift is a generation-defining pop star who enjoys a huge fan following. Swifties (her fans) go gaga with every minute update of her life and the same happened when she released her 10th studio album, Midnights.

29 May 2023

BTS

'Jimin is coming': ARMYs soar with anticipation after mysterious announcement

K-pop boy band BTS's official Twitter account, BANGTAN TV recently shared an intriguing post on Twitter that has captured the attention of BTS fans worldwide.

04 May 2023

Music Industry

Who is Morgan Wallen, Country artist leading Billboard Hot 100

Country singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen consolidated his position at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his single track Last Night for a fourth week.

19 Apr 2023

Latest Tech News

Spotify down: Users report outage on mobile app and web

Thousands of Spotify users across the world have reported that they are unable to play music or access podcasts. The issue appears to affect both the web version and mobile app.

12 Apr 2023

Fitness and Health

Now access Spotify music and podcasts on Strava: Here's how

Tracking your moves at the gym but also want to listen to music simultaneously? Worry no more.

29 Mar 2023

Apple Music

Which music streaming service is right for you

Music streaming services offer a world of convenience, allowing individuals to listen to their favorite artists with just a few clicks.

12 Mar 2023

BTS

BTS breaks own Guinness World Record of Spotify's most-streamed group

South Korean boy band BTS is on a record-breaking spree!

09 Mar 2023

TikTok

What makes Spotify more than just a music streaming service

Spotify wants to be more than just a music streaming service. The app has been evolving over the years.

Spotify's new AI DJ can curate music and provide commentary

Spotify may not provide music with the best audio quality, but it has always excelled at delivering the right music at the right time.

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